Schools Teaching Boston Tea Party as act of terrorism
A lesson plan in schools across Texas depicts the Boston Tea Party, the historical protest against taxation without representation and a seminal event leading up to the American Revolutionary War, as an act of terrorism.
The lesson plan, designed for world history and social studies classes, remained available to teachers as recently as January of 2012, CBS Houston reports, and was promoted by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative.
The controversial lesson plan is a product of the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative — or CSCOPE — a nonprofit K-12 educational curriculum provider that has become widespread in Texas. CSCOPE bills itself on its website as “a comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly curriculum management system built on the most current research-based practices in the field.”